Note: Road Trip Memories is a series on Traveler Ahoy where I look back at the various things I’ve seen and done on past road trips.
When I go t Saskatchewan to visit my family one of the towns I drove through is Biggar. The town of Biggra is located on Highway 14 in Saskatchewan, and is about 95 kilometres west of Saskatoon. With over 2300 people Biggar is one of the larger towns I drive by on my trip to Saskatoon.
Biggar was the birthplace of the late Sandra Schmirler who was a Canadian curler. Her team won the 1998 Olympics gold medal in curling. Biggar is also the home of the Hanson’s Buck, which was a white-tail deer that had the world record for the largest antlers. A replica of the deer is located along the side of Highway 14. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good photo of the Hanson Buck.
What I really love about Biggar though is its slogan. According to the Biggar Museum some drunk surveyors spray painted a sign with what is now Biggar’s slogan (it was officially adopted in 1954).